Wendy A Sword

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Reporting of feasibility factors in publications on integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a systematic review and analysis
    Joanna Henderson
    Child, Youth and Family Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:37. 2012
  2. pmc Integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues: A systematic review of studies reporting on parenting outcomes
    Alison Niccols
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 280 Holbrook Building, McMaster Children s Hospital Chedoke Site, Hamilton, Ontario, Box 2000 L9N 3Z5, Canada
    Harm Reduct J 9:14. 2012
  3. pmc Women's and care providers' perspectives of quality prenatal care: a qualitative descriptive study
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:29. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The complexity of postpartum mental health and illness: a critical realist study
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Nurs Inq 19:51-62. 2012
  5. pmc Evidence-informed decision-making by professionals working in addiction agencies serving women: a descriptive qualitative study
    Susan M Jack
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:29. 2011
  6. pmc Maternal substance use and integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a meta-analysis
    Karen Milligan
    Integra, 25 Imperial Street, Toronto, ON, M5P 1B9, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:21. 2010
  7. pmc Urban women's socioeconomic status, health service needs and utilization in the four weeks after postpartum hospital discharge: findings of a Canadian cross-sectional survey
    Christine Kurtz Landy
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street W, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:203. 2008
  8. pmc Implementation of a health care policy: an analysis of barriers and facilitators to practice change
    Susan Watt
    School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:53. 2005
  9. pmc A cross-sectional study of early identification of postpartum depression: implications for primary care providers from The Ontario Mother & Infant Survey
    Susan Watt
    School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:5. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Women's care-seeking experiences after referral for postpartum depression
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 18:1161-73. 2008

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Reporting of feasibility factors in publications on integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a systematic review and analysis
    Joanna Henderson
    Child, Youth and Family Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:37. 2012
    ..Researcher attention to the applicability of findings to applied settings also has increased. Much less attention, however, has been paid to intervention feasibility, an issue important to applied settings...
  2. pmc Integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues: A systematic review of studies reporting on parenting outcomes
    Alison Niccols
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 280 Holbrook Building, McMaster Children s Hospital Chedoke Site, Hamilton, Ontario, Box 2000 L9N 3Z5, Canada
    Harm Reduct J 9:14. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  3. pmc Women's and care providers' perspectives of quality prenatal care: a qualitative descriptive study
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:29. 2012
    ..We report on the derivation of themes resulting from this first step of questionnaire development...
  4. doi request reprint The complexity of postpartum mental health and illness: a critical realist study
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Nurs Inq 19:51-62. 2012
    ..These factors and processes did not exist in isolation and the interplay among them in influencing health was apparent. More research is needed to explore the effects of these mechanisms in different contexts...
  5. pmc Evidence-informed decision-making by professionals working in addiction agencies serving women: a descriptive qualitative study
    Susan M Jack
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:29. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Maternal substance use and integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: a meta-analysis
    Karen Milligan
    Integra, 25 Imperial Street, Toronto, ON, M5P 1B9, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:21. 2010
    ..This synthesis and meta-analysis reviews research in this important and growing area of treatment...
  7. pmc Urban women's socioeconomic status, health service needs and utilization in the four weeks after postpartum hospital discharge: findings of a Canadian cross-sectional survey
    Christine Kurtz Landy
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street W, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:203. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Implementation of a health care policy: an analysis of barriers and facilitators to practice change
    Susan Watt
    School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:53. 2005
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine how a health policy initiative was implemented in two different parts of a health care system and to analyze the barriers and facilitators to achieving practice change...
  9. pmc A cross-sectional study of early identification of postpartum depression: implications for primary care providers from The Ontario Mother & Infant Survey
    Susan Watt
    School of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 3:5. 2002
    ..In particular, this paper looks at a subgroup of women who score >or= 12 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Survey (EPDS)...
  10. doi request reprint Women's care-seeking experiences after referral for postpartum depression
    Wendy Sword
    McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 18:1161-73. 2008
    ..These findings can be used to guide clinical practice and service provision...
  11. pmc The Ontario Mother and Infant Study (TOMIS) III: a multi-site cohort study of the impact of delivery method on health, service use, and costs of care in the first postpartum year
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:16. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Is mode of delivery associated with postpartum depression at 6 weeks: a prospective cohort study
    W Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BJOG 118:966-77. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between delivery mode and postpartum depression at 6 weeks following hospital discharge...
  13. ncbi request reprint Understanding newborn infant readmission: findings of the Ontario Mother and Infant Survey
    W A Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences 3N25G, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
    Can J Public Health 92:196-200. 2001
    ..The study findings suggest that there is a complex relationship between infant health care needs, family resources and provider practices that produces clinically important, site-specific readmission patterns...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors of acceptance of a postpartum public health nurse home visit: findings from an Ontario survey
    Wendy A Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 97:191-6. 2006
    ..To determine 1) rates of offer and uptake of a home visit provided through Ontario's universal Hospital Stay and Postpartum Home Visiting Program, and 2) predictors of acceptance of a home visit...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nursing alumni as student mentors: nurturing professional growth
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Nurse Educ Today 22:427-32. 2002
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Baccalaureate nursing students' attitudes toward poverty: implications for nursing curricula
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, HSc 3N25, Faculty Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    J Nurs Educ 43:13-9. 2004
    ..Thoughtful critique of poverty-related issues and interpersonal contact may be effective strategies to foster attitude change...
  17. pmc "New Choices" for women with addictions: perceptions of program participants
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, HSc 3N25G McMaster University, 1200 Main Street, West Hamilton, Ontario L9N 3Z5 Canada
    BMC Public Health 4:10. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of a new universal postpartum program on breastfeeding outcomes
    Debbie Sheehan
    Family Health Division, City of Hamilton Public Health Services, Dundas, ON, Canada
    J Hum Lact 22:398-408. 2006
    ..Discontinuation before 4 weeks postdischarge was associated with maternal attitudes toward breastfeeding, formula feeding or supplementation in hospital, infant readmission, and use of walk-in clinics for infant care...
  19. ncbi request reprint Learning needs of postpartum women: does socioeconomic status matter?
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Birth 32:86-92. 2005
    ..This study's aim was to examine women's concerns at the time of hospital discharge and unmet learning needs as self-identified at 4 weeks after discharge...
  20. ncbi request reprint Problem-based learning online: perceptions of health science students
    Ruta K Valaitis
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 10:231-52. 2005
    ..Although online PBL can work effectively, tutors and students need to develop online literacy skills to smooth their transition to an online PBL environment...
  21. doi request reprint The experiences of socioeconomically disadvantaged postpartum women in the first 4 weeks at home
    Christine Kurtz Landy
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 19:194-206. 2009
    ..quot; Knowledge of SED women's situated experiences is vital to the development of health policies and services that will truly meet their needs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exploring breast-feeding self-efficacy
    Dawn Kingston
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 21:207-15. 2007
    ..The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the influence of efficacy-enhancing experiences on breast-feeding self-efficacy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prenatal care use among women of low income: a matter of "taking care of self"
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
    Qual Health Res 13:319-32. 2003
    ..Women weigh the pros and cons when deciding whether to access prenatal care, and then take charge, ultimately making a decision in terms of its meaning for self...
  24. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' perceptions of inpatient postpartum nursing care
    Wendy E Peterson
    Clinical Health Sciences Nursing program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Health Res 17:201-12. 2007
    ..These findings illustrate the value of qualitative inquiry for understanding patients' satisfaction with care, can be used for self-reflection, and have implications for nursing education programs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Postpartum health, service needs, and access to care experiences of immigrant and Canadian-born women
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:717-27. 2006
    ..To describe immigrant women's postpartum health, service needs, access to services, and service use during the first 4 weeks following hospital discharge compared to women born in Canada...
  26. ncbi request reprint Implementation, uptake, and impact of a provincial postpartum program
    Wendy Sword
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:60-82. 2004
    ..This study raises questions about the utility of the postpartum program as currently implemented and highlights the need for further research...
  27. ncbi request reprint Online discussions with pregnant and parenting adolescents: perspectives and possibilities
    Ruta K Valaitis
    School of Nursing at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Promot Pract 6:464-71. 2005
    ..With careful planning and design, online communications can result in mutual benefits for researchers, service providers, and pregnant and parenting adolescents...
  28. ncbi request reprint The Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales: a valid measure of maternal satisfaction with inpatient postpartum nursing care
    Wendy E Peterson
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 52:672-81. 2005
    ..To test the validity of The Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales as measures of patient satisfaction with nursing care in an inpatient postpartum unit...